Explore Ben Johnson's painting The Liverpool Cityscape by animating a giant cityscape playmat. Create noises and actions that the Liver Bird will see and hear before exploring a gallery.
This session can be booked Monday to Friday at 10.15am, 11.30am and 1.15pm.
Ben Johnson's 'The Liverpool Cityscape' painting provides inspiration in this creative session.
From their place on top of the adjacent Liver Building, the Liver Birds can see an awful lot. This session is about encouraging our youngest visitors to imagine what those things might be. Using a giant play mat of Liverpool, which is populated with trees, transport and children’s ideas, and the help of a Liver Bird puppet we explore the city to illustrate what the bird might see including transport, animals, people and jobs. Musical instruments are used to make noises and actions that the Liver Bird might see and hear.
Then it’s off around the Museum with the help of costume, torches and magnifying glasses to find examples of transport that characters who don’t have wings might use as well as people and other animals.
Groups may like to combine this session with a visit to Little Liverpool or a self led storytelling session. The Little Liverpool gallery is a hands-on world especially for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 to play and learn. Inside the gallery our youngest visitors can create their own Liverpool - a city where they are in charge.